Columbia Lamplight Tours Dec. 1-2
COLUMBIA — Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are staging the annual Lamplight Tour.
Participants will be guided through the decorated town during the walking play while listening to snippets of the town’s happenings. Docentled Lamplight Tours will run Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec, 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and leaving every 15 minutes. Tickets are on sale now.
This year’s program titled, “The Ladies’ Gift” revolves around the year 1861 where a friendly competition between the two newly formed fire engine companies has developed. Rumor has it that a special gift of appreciation is to be presented to one of the fire companies and is anxiously anticipated at any moment. Participants will be led by kerosene lantern down the streets of Columbia to visit various vignettes in a walking play. Purchase tickets at http://www.friendsofcolumbiashp.com/lamplight.html.
A little history and, of course, a little competition, make this year’s performance sure to be a hit! The tour will end with music, dancing, and refreshments in Angelo’s Hall.
Each vignette was created by the Docent Archives and Library Committee with input from other volunteers and park staff. The script takes hours of time and thoughtfulness to create a work that all ages and backgrounds can enjoy during the holiday season.
Tickets are adult (18 and over) $25, Junior (9-17) $15, and children 8 and under are free.
Lamplight weekend pack- ages are also available and include a one night stay in the City or Fallon Hotel, two tickets for the Lamplight Tour, and a bottle of wine. Prices are per couple: $109/Petite Room, $149/Parlor Room and $159/Balcony Room. We will take care of making your reservations for dinner and the tour. Call the friendly front desk staff at (209) 532-1479 to book your package today! Or visit www.friendsofcolumbiashp.com to book your package and to view the City Hotel Lamplight Package.
A scene from last year’s Lamplight Tour.